It's All in Knowing How
USES THE COMBINATION OF A STORY & ANIMATED CHART TECHNIQUE TO POINT OUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF GOOD EATING & HEALTH HABITS TO THE VARIOUS AREAS OF LIFE.
Bob, teenage boy, is having problems at home and school. What's the real problem? He's not eating properly. The solution is a better variety and larger amount of food including the equivalent of a quart and half of milk and milk products per day. In one scene Bob's little sister brings him a nice bowl of ice cream to give him energy for studying.
Ken Smith sez: Teenager Bob Troy is having a bad time -- his girlfriend thinks he's dull, he's "out of pep" on the gridiron and he's "fed up" with life in general. His coach, Mr. Farrell, knows the reason -- and sets him straight by telling him to get more sleep and eat the right foods. Since this film was sponsored by the National Dairy Council, those "right foods" include a quart and a half of milk and a stick of butter a day. Urp. "How easy and pleasant it is to eat intelligently!"
Excellent stock shots: high-school football, bowling, milk being poured and other dairy foods, families sitting around the kitchen table
ANIMATION CHARTS FOOD HEALTH HABITS NUTRITION EATING NARRATIVES BEHAVIOR MATURATION SPORTS BASEBALL BOWLING TEENAGERS BOYS ADOLESCENTS RECREATION FAMILIES Food Milk Nutrition Dairy industry Vitamins Food groups Teenagers Dating Couples Bowling Football Sports Fatigue Charts Families
Subject: Can I use this video?
Subject: How Different From Today
BTW, in those days, life was a bloated gassy uncomfortable experience for any poor kid with lactose intolerance. They pushed that milk on you incessantly "Drink it! Or else!"
BTW, Go easy on cheese. "The Green Hornet" (a former psych nurse cum janitor [go figure] at a hospital I once worked at) among other [dubious] things told us "cheese'll give ya hemorrhoids." So I presume 'rhoids are probably epidemic these days.
Nice décor in Bob's bedroom - especially for 1954! I mean that stuff is ultra!
Subject: I Know That Voice!
Subject: Dairy for teh win!
Sadly, the sponsor had decided that anyone in 1954 with a milk allergy was doomed to be "out of pep" and "fed up with life". If they kept drinking milk despite the allergy, I am not surprised.
There are some skips in the picture and sound which may make the story difficult to follow, but this is helped by the fact that there really isn't a great story to begin with. The best parts are shoehorning dairy products into every area of the "right foods", and it's hard to justify sitting through 12 minutes of boredom to reach them.
Subject: Film is not smooth
Subject: All's well if you go bowling.